top of page
Wide landscape showing yellow wildflowers overlooking Leavitt Lake in Bridgeport, California.

About CSS

Community Service Solutions (CSS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency based in California's Eastern Sierra mountains. CSS was established in April of 2002, for the original purpose of assisting counties with the implementation of the In-Home Supportive Services Program (AB 1682).


CSS's mission has since expanded greatly, to include assisting community members in need by providing them or connecting them with necessary government resources, as well as providing various forms of expertise and assistance to county and State governments. CSS has operated in as many as five different California counties since its incorporation.


Amanda Philips

Executive Director

*Fun fact: Amanda and her family live on a working cattle ranch.

Amanda joined CSS as a Program Manager in 2013 and was promoted to Executive Director in 2018. She oversees CSS's operations and programs and is always looking for opportunities to bring additional services to underserved residents in the Eastern Sierra. Amanda spends her free time loving life with her husband and two boys- hunting, fishing, traveling, cooking, photography, and watching her boys play sports. 



Landscape photograph of foggy snow cap mountains as a placeholder portrait.

Cam Matthewson

Inyo County

IHSS Registry Coordinator

*Fun Fact: Cam is a fourth generation Bishop native.

Cam Matthewson is a part of the CSS team working in the Bishop, California office as an IHSS Registry Coordinator. Cam enjoys many hobbies and interests, but is currently enjoying being a new Dad!

General stock mountain picture instead of an employee portrait

Danelle James

Alpine County
IHSS Registry Coordinator

*Fun Fact: Danelle owned a "holey" cow and once did a commercial for Mesa College in San Diego, while in attendance there.

Danelle just started with CSS as their new Registry Coordinator in Alpine County in January 2023.  She is a native of Alpine County and is happy to be a part of the team to assist and provide services to those in need.  In her off time she enjoys taking road trips, hiking and photographing every bit of it along the way. 

Professional Headshot of Project Director

Jenna McCarthy

Project Director

Fun Fact: Jenna’s been to all the MLB ballparks on the West Coast (+ a couple more) and plans to get to all 30 in the next 10 years.

Jenna is the Project Director for CalFresh Healthy Living. She works remotely to coordinate and document nutrition and physical activity programming, and some of her favorite projects include helping revise school wellness policies and implementing the CATCH PE program at schools across all three counties.


Miriam Jones

Deputy Director

*Fun Fact: Miriam has lived in five U.S. states and in three different countries. 

Miriam, a native of Sweden, has been with Community Service Solutions since 2017. She started as a Nutrition Educator, but moved to IHSS in 2018. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, and skiing with her family. 

Professional Headshot of Nutrition Educator

Samara Moschiano

Nutrition Educator

*Fun Fact: Samara loves getting silly with her son, and getting serious on her Hydrow.

Samara is both a Nutrition Educator for the CalFresh Healthy Living Program and an IHSS Registry Coordinator for CSS. Born and raised in San Diego, Samara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Human Development at California State University, San Marcos.

Professional Headshot of Creative Director

Chelsea Bertram

Creative Director

*Fun fact: She worked as a photo retoucher in a commercial photography studio in Cleveland, Ohio.

Chelsea is loving her newest role of being a mom. Her goal through design, is to cultivate connections to our community with opportunities that are available to them.


Jackie Maxwell

Re-entry Coordinator, Community Outreach Specialist

*Fun Fact: I lived with my family in the UK for 3 years.

Jackie loves working with the community to help people get the resources needed, so they can live a happy healthy life.


Marissa Flanders

Nutrition Educator

Fun Fact: Marissa enjoys crafting latte art and has worked as a barista for the past 5 years!

Marissa is a recent college graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno where she studied Public Health and Nutrition. She has gained valuable nutrition experience working for the largest hospital in Northern Nevada. She finds pleasure in cruising on her boat across Lake Tahoe especially to areas like Emerald Bay and always enjoys a good cup of coffee. 


Sadie Gastelum

Nutrition Educator

*Fun Fact: Sadie lived and worked on an avocado farm in Kauai for 9 months

Sadie is new to CSS as of December 2023, and has been brought on as one of the Nutrition Educators for the CalFresh Healthy Living Program.  She studied Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology at University.   She cherishes the Sierra Nevadas - the community and all of the beauty the mountains have to offer, and she looks forward to helping educate and provide equal opportunities to those in need of healthy food and physical activity in this region.  

bottom of page